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DC – Politics – ‘Bump stocks’ may be new to you, but federal officials have grappled with them for years (VIDEO)

USA TODAY October 10, 2017 –  Even gun-savvy politicians said last week they had never heard of “bump stocks” until a gunman used the rapid-fire device in Las Vegas to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. So how did these devices, which nearly everyone – including the National Rifle Association — now seems to agree should at least be regulated, go under the radar? They actually didn’t. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a series of opinions on the devices — determining in most cases they were legal — over the past decade.  [full article]

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